Monroe County School District Superintendent Theresa Axford announced that veteran educator, Laura Lietaert, will be the next Coral Shores High School (CSHS) principal. Lietaert, who is the current principal of Key Largo School (KLS), will take over for retiring principal, Blake Fry beginning the 2021-2022 school year.
“We are thrilled to have Ms. Lietaert lead Coral Shores High School,” Axford said. “Her years of innovative leadership and dedication will continue to propel them in their quest for excellence. I appreciate Laura’s work in building relationships at Key Largo school and I know she will use these same skills to support Coral Shores.
In the past 27 years, Lietaert has served KLS in the capacity of teacher, assistant principal and principal.
Known for her willingness to take on new challenges, Lietaert spearheaded her school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) initiative, earning KLS the highly distinctive title of “model school.” Her strong ties with the community have brought on a multitude of opportunities for her students and families.
Ed.S., Educational Leadership, 2008
Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL
M.S., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 2003
Florida International University, Miami, FL
B.S., Elementary Education, 1996
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Has 19 years’ experience as an educator. Previously worked Miami Dade College as Arts and Letters Chairperson, teacher at Key Largo School, assistant principal at Stanley Switlik, and teacher with Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Mother of four incredible boys: Christopher, Andres (CSH graduate 2011), Nicolas (CSH graduate 2013), and Jordi (CSH graduate 2017).